On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 08:47:57AM -0500, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> 
> 
> On 02/12/2018 08:34 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:09:51AM -0500, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
> >>  config ACPI_SPCR_TABLE
> >> +  bool "ACPI Serial Port Console Redirection Support"
> >> +  default y if X86
> >> +  help
> >> +    Enable support for Serial Port Console Redirection (SPCR) Table.
> >> +    This table provides information about the configuration of the
> >> +    earlycon console.
> > 
> > I just got asked this by oldconfig, which left me rather puzzled, WTF
> > does this do?
> 
> Odd -- I thought I had taken care of that :(  My apologies Peter.
> 
> ACPI SPCR is used by a vendor to define the serial console for a system.  If
> SPCR exists a user can add kernel parameter "earlycon" (no extra kernel
> parameters) and the console will work out-of-the-box.
> 
> The serial console configuration varies from vendor to vendor.  This takes the
> guess-work out of defining a serial console.

But when I specify "earlyprintk=serial,ttyS0,115200" this SPCR crud will
not interfere?

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